The Old Earth.

The Leidener

Giethoorn by itself is one of the most fairytale towns that I have seen in Europe, this is a town with no roads, where everything is connected by small channels. Right in the center of the picturesque Giethoorn is the oldest museum in this village. De Oude Aarde in Giethoorn is quite simply one of the most unique and enchanting museums that I come across in Holland.

The museum De Oude Aarde , which translates to ‘The Old Earth’ has been opened since the year 1969, and it has been dedicated to being home to Netherlands most beautiful collections of minerals and fossils. Spending some time in this wonderful museum is truly worth it and it will take you on a voyage of discovery through strange crystals in the fascinating world of gemstones and fossils from the depths of the earth. You will see stones of peculiar shapes and…

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